A father's love is one that gives us strength, support and prepares us for all that life has to offer. Help 'Dad' and the entire family choose the adoption option this weekend at the Houston SPCA Father's Day Celebration! Between Thursday, June 14 and Sunday, June 17, the Houston SPCA is decreasing the adoption fees on all felines and canines (excluding those in the Spot Peabody Room) to just $20. Approved adopters can welcome up to two furry friends into their lives per household. We know fathers give unselfishly, and a newly adopted furry friend will return that kindness with years of unconditional love.
Normal adoption fees for canines and felines are between $65 and $150 and every adoption package, valued at more than $400, includes a health evaluation, initial vaccinations, rabies vaccinations for felines and canines three months of age and older, spay / neuter surgery, deworming, heartworm testing for canines six months of age and older, microchipping with free lifetime registration, a complimentary overall wellness examination from VCA Animal Hospitals, and one free bag of cat / dog food courtesy of Hill's Science Diet.
Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods and hazardous or toxic material spill are just a few of the disasters we face living along the Texas Gulf Coast. Preparing pets for a disaster today might save their lives tomorrow!
Identification - Make sure pets wear collars and identification tags with up-to-date information.
Vaccinations - All pets should be current on their shots. Keep a copy of the vaccination records sealed in a plastic bag.
Sleeping quarters - Help animals avoid shattering glass and falling objects by not placing pet beds below windows or shelving.
A home away from home- Every animal in a home should have a crate, a molded plastic carrying case. Familiarize pets with the crate before a disaster strikes.
Check the yard - Make sure all fencing is secure and all holes and potential escape routes are blocked.
Plan ahead- Identify animal shelters, local boarding facilities, veterinarians, pet-friendly motels, and friends/relatives that may temporarily house pets after a disaster.
If evacuating from a home, take pets!
Disaster preparedness checklist for pets
Use the following checklist as a guide for building a disaster preparedness kit for pets:
- Molded plastic carrier
- Copy of a pet's rabies and vaccination records sealed in a plastic bag
- Pet first aid book and kit
- Two-week supply of pet food
- Bottled water
- One-month supply of a pet's regular medications
- Non-spill food and water bowls
- Cat litter pan
- Plastic bags (for pet waste disposal)
- Sheets (one to cover each pet carrier)
- Non-electric can opener
- Paper Towels
- Comb / Brush